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  • A New School from the Students Perspective A Post Occupancy Evaluation through the Eyes of


    CEFPI World Congress San Antonio

    September 2012 Tammie Yeadon, Charleston County School District

    Andrea McLean, Heery International

  • Campus Overview

    Redevelopment of Bonds Wilson Campus for 3 district-wide magnet schools

    Academic Magnet High School (AMHS) National Ranking: 7th (2008 Newsweek cover story)

    Named Gold Medal School (US News & World Report 2012)

    School of the Arts High School (SOA) Named Gold Medal School (US News & World Report 2012)

    School of the Arts Middle School

    Added a District-wide Hearing Impaired Program

  • Campus Overview

    Budget: $97,950,319

    Student Capacity & Size: 1,825 students

    Approx 330,716 sq ft on 42.5 acres

    Schedule: Campus opened in 3 phases:

    SOA 01/10

    PAC 04/10

    AMHS 08/10

  • Aerial View of Campus

  • Campus Layout

  • Building Legend

  • School Overview


    Admission based on competitive audition: Creative writing


    Instrumental band


    String orchestra

    Theater arts

    Visual arts

    Vocal music

    AMHS Admission based on:

    MS grades Test scores Teacher recommendations Written essay

    SAT scores second best in state since 1998

    Graduates must: Complete original thesis Fulfill 90 hours of service Complete 4 AP courses Complete 1 year with mentor &

    teacher advisor for graduate level research project

  • Vision & Philosophy

    Part of Citys historic neighborhood transformation plan to sustainable community

    Equity in academic & social needs

    Fusion of art & science curriculum

    Designed to LEED silver standards

    Help promote economic equity

    One shared campus supports 3 schools, saving operations money

  • Design Elements Addressed

    Overall campus:


    School communities

    Safety & security


    Shared campus


    MS & HS interface

    Community interface

  • Post Occupancy Evaluation Topics

    Campus & building layout

    Interior spaces:



    Shared & in between spaces

    Admin areas

    Appearance & aesthetics


    Learning in the spaces

  • Campus & Building Lay Out

    What we learned: Students love to

    congregate for both social and study

    Lounge areas & outdoor space is important

    Variety of spaces & different size spaces are great

    Like the daylight (except when using Smartboard)

    Amenities are both noted and appreciated

    REVIEW NOTE: Main video will be shown here

  • General Campus & Building Lay Out

  • Interior Spaces

    What we learned: Any place on campus is a

    learning space students loved this aspect

    Some areas are reserved for students that earn right to access them

    Outdoor space is just as popular as indoor space

    Lounge space is important

    Most prefer intimacy of 600 seat theater over larger theater space

    REVIEW NOTE: Interior Spaces video will be shown here

  • Student Lounge Space

  • Outdoor Space

  • Appearance & Aesthetics

    What we learned:

    Love the classrooms but windows, blinds and Smartboards compete with one another

    REVIEW NOTE: short video shown here

  • Outdoor Courtyard

  • Cafeteria & Lounge Space

  • Lecture Hall

  • Art Studio

  • Science Classroom

  • Library

  • Rose Maree Myers Theater

  • FF&E

    CCSD developed strategic sourcing plan for FF&E for all capital projects

    Developed standards to update FF&E

    FF&E reflects school curriculum & educational models

    REVIEW NOTE: FF&E video will be shown here

    Strategic Sourcing

    Best Practice sharing


    Create partnership

    with Suppliers

    Access to new

    Suppliers Cost Savings

    Increase Quality

    Standardize Pricing

  • FF&E Goals

    Establish FF&E standards for all school levels

    FF&E must support learning & teaching climate & classroom activities

    Incorporate new trends as they develop

    Apply to existing & new schools

    Provide a variety of furniture, properly equip all areas

    FF&E should improve school climate & impact learning

  • Strategic Sourcing

    Standardization of FF&E improves quality, equity & safety

    Centralized procurement reduces costs

    Centralized management eliminates inequities

    Strategic sourcing allowed CCSD to buy best product & services at best value

    Decisions were based on research

    Allows for continuous improvement of standards

  • FF&E

    What we learned:

    Students love the different choices & colors

    Separate desks & chairs work better

    Desks & tables allow room to spread out & work

    Soft seating like at home is great

    Ergonomics were both noticed & appreciated

  • Learning in the Spaces

    Students feel the school spaces support their learning environment

    They love the variety of furniture provided

    Students do recognize what a great school they have

    REVIEW NOTE: Short video will be shown here

  • Summary

    The Center of Arts and Academics epitomizes what is possible when schools, community members, local government leaders, and design and construction professions collaborate in a shared vision. Not only do the students have facilities suited to their unique interests, but the CAA campus is a point of pride for everyone in Charleston County. William Lewis, CCDS Chief Operating Officer for Capital Programs

    The students couldnt agree more!


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